2012 Clos du Marquis

Clos du Marquis

91Average Score
Red
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 84 Marketplace
£502.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£45.00
6x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 82 Marketplace
£252.00
Mags
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£86.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
91
Critic Notes

The wine is pure with lots of creme de cassis, crushed rock and vanillin characteristics in its long, medium to full-bodied personality. Given the fact that this vineyard was once part of the larger Leoville Las Cases estate, it is no surprise that it is similar to its more famous as well as more expensive cousin. A strong effort in this vintage, it should drink well for 15-20 years. ||A brilliant effort from Jean-Hubert Delon, Clos du Marquis is now an entirely separate estate from Leoville Las Cases and its second wine, Le Petit Lion. The outstanding 2012 Clos du Marquis is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Cabernet Franc and came in at 13.5% natural alcohol. About 50% new oak is used. Wine Advocate.April, 2013

Score: 91-93/100Robert Parker

Tasted blind at the Bordeaux 2012 Southwold tasting. The 2012 Clos du Marquis has a very intense bouquet, the more fruit-driven of all the Saint Julien 2012s with layers of black cherries and cranberry fruit, an undercurrent of autumn leaves and cigar box. The palate is medium-bodied with fine definition: smooth and very harmonious, quite intense on the entry and yet without that long sustain on the finish. That does not matter too much, because what comes before is very precise and pure, the class of the terroir evident from start to finish. Tasted January 2016. Oct 2016, www.robertparker.com

Score: 92-/100Neal Martin

92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc. 40% new oak. 13.5% abv. A bit rustic on the nose but satisfyingly plush on the palate. Quite pretty and fragrant with fine tannins. Good ripeness for the vintage. FINE+RARE

Score: 16.5-/20FINE+RARE
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Saint Julien
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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